I went to the feed store today and got 20 pounds of seed potatoes.
Can't wait to get them planted (2/15/10).
Hope the weather warms up by then.
It's so encouraging when those of you down south get started on your gardens,,,even though it's a long way off for me this far north, it means we are all-most over with the winter doldrums :exmark:
I just placed 240 Tx 1015's in the ground this week end (Florida). Purchased them from Dixondale farms in Corrizo Springs Tx. Been doing this for years from the same company. Last year I planted 500 misc onions including Intermediate day. worked great, gave 3/4 away. Today I have people asking for more onions Don't wait too long to put your spud in the ground. Where I live in Fl (around Hastings) the big farmers already have their potatoes in the ground. Don't wait for the warm weather. My potatoes/onions have survived light freezes.
Hey Big One - I tried the website of Dixondale Farms. It was fantastic!!! They sent me a booklet that shows just how to plant onions. I can't wait to try their method.
Thanks for posting the info.
If you sow seed for spring onions in the autumn and they don't get picked, then leave them in and they will produce full size onions the following year. They are full frost hardy over here. (around Hastings, Sussex)
I'm going to plant Purple Viking Potatoes in my garden this year. I'll cut up some leftover potatoes that got soft and have eyes to use for the seed potatoes. I'm going to use the method of putting the seed potatoes on top of the ground and covering them with straw.
So far I am doing good. I took in some house plants this winter and they are holding me over. Last year this time I had planted everything in the greenhouse at my job. I am off next tuesday so I will start my flowers then. In march I will do my garden plants.:bigsmile: